The recent theft from several BitCoin operators has sparkled a debate whether eventually consistent databases are useful or not for banking.
At RICON West Basho announced the first technical preview of Riak 2.0. Continuing the work on Russell Brown’s RFC, this version brings with it new distributed data types for maps and sets, strong consistency, and deeps ties with Apache Solr.
Riak 1.3.0 RC was recently released, with improved IPv6 support and some interesting features that improve reliability – Active Anti-Entropy and Health Check.
Riak is a key-value based NoSQL database that can be used to store user session related data. Andy Gross from Basho Technologies recently spoke at QCon SF 2011 Conference about Riak use cases. InfoQ spoke with Andy and Mark Phillips from Basho team about Riak database features and best practices when using Riak.
JasperSoft announces reporting support for Hadoop and leading NoSQL databases.